A more dramatic-and more exclusive, as just seven will be created-exercise, the Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro reprises the same exterior/interior color scheme but adds a load more competitive edge.
Taken from the name of the supernatural female beings in Norse mythology who decided human fates on the battlefield, Valkyrie "perfectly captures the drama of what is not only the ultimate Aston Martin, but the ultimate expression of hypercar design, engineering and performance", said Marek Reichman, the automaker's chief creative officer, in a press release. One where we can turn-up the sporting DNA present in all of our models and make a true statement.
Does the latest DB11 get AMR first? The auto has a V12 engine that will generate an astounding 1,000 horsepower, merging F1 speed with "real world drivability". Carbon fiber also is used on the console, waterfall and doors. Inside, there are special bucket seats, plus carbonfibre and Alcantara trim.
A striking presence on the Aston Martin stand, the Rapide AMR provides a dynamic and visual blueprint of what the future products from performance brands are will feature in future AMR models.
Aston Martin also announced that Michelin will join the development partners of the vehicle, which will be fitted with Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires in 265/35 ZR20 at the front and 325/30 ZR21 at the rear on rims with central nuts.
The Vantage AMR Pro pairs its race-spec fully adjustable suspension with stouter engine/transmission mounts and wraps its super-sticky Michelin Pilot Cup 2 tires around 19-inch staggered-width center-lock alloy wheels.
"As proof of that intent I'm incredibly excited to announce that we will be putting both the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR into production: the Vantage in an extremely limited series of no more than 7 cars; the Rapide as a run of only 210 cars".